I printed out all the names of everyone who commented and took your names to the beach with me! My husband held the bag open as I drew the name of our winner!!!
Olivia!!! You won!!! Olivia has been with me in the blogging world forever as a good friend, supporting me all this time and even before I started my foodie blog. Way to go Olivia! Maybe now with your new treats from CSNStores.com you will start to enjoy cooking or baking too, LOL.
Thank you everyone who entered! I am actually blown away by the turnout, over 60 comments! I loved hearing from long-time readers who I know so well and adore, as well as brand spanking new readers who used the opportunity to introduce themselves to me. I am waving hello to all of you and am so thrilled you are enjoying my blog. Your feedback was so helpful and felt like a giant hug of support which helps me keep going, cooking, baking, photographing and writing my foodie stories for you.
Please note that I have updated my banner so the text is now a little bit darker, love it, thanks so much! Also, I added sub categories on the right hand side of my blog which should make searching for recipes and ideas a little easier. That is all thanks to you!
Thanks again to CSNStores.com for donating this gift certificate as a giveaway on my blog and Olivia, I hope you have a ton of fun shopping!
I am on vacation but that does not mean I will not be posting! It may just be a little different than usual. Which is never a bad thing right? It has gotten hot here so I intend to start looking into more salad recipes and sorbets perhaps? Would love some ideas if you have them!
I can’t believe it!!! Thank you, Suzie! I am SO excited. I came here after seeing your tweet and thinking “Well I may not have one but I WILL be the first one to congratulate the winner” (I was up LATE here). And to my surprise…how exciting!
Thank you so very, very much again Suze, and CSNStores.com too. I am looking forward to finding out all about them. This is the first money I’ve ever won or earned via the Internet (usually it goes the other way) and so LoveHubbie will be very glad too, I’m sure!
Suzie Ridler says
Hahahaha!!! Isn’t that cute the universe surprised you like that?! I am thrilled for you Olivia! You are so very welcome and am I ever happy that you are being treated to a shopping spree!
Not to worry, all those who did not win. I do intend to have more giveaways on my blog! And thanks again for the awesome comments, seriously, I think I won this contest, all your feedback was so helpful and inspiring.
Congrats to Olivia you lucky gal…Happy shopping. Suzie, enjoy vacation time with hubby, summer has come to fruition big time with the weather, so salads are a great idea. Hope you’re feeling better as well.
CONGRATS to OLIVIA!!!!
Suz – the beach is the perfect place to be for a cold – the sea air is a great healer according to my doctor – dries up colds a lot faster – hope you have a wonderful time~~~
Love it that you took the names to the beach with you! Congrats Olivia. You’ll have to let Suzie know what you purchase so she can tell all of us too! 🙂
Love your beach idea! Thanks for coming and visiting my blog and looking at my art. That really means a lot to me. 🙂
Thank you, thank you everyone! I blogged a bit more here at: http://bit.ly/b8DuZp
Suzie, I have the BEST and EASIEST chicken salad recipe EVER. You cut up baked chicken breast (seasoned only with salt and pepper) into cubes. Add grapes that are cut into 8ths, some walnuts, and a sliced green onion. Mix with equal parts of sour cream and Mayo made with olive oil, and then add some salt. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!
Also, i’m excited about the “summer food” recipes!
Congrats! Also, I always love a new blog to check out 🙂
Summer salad?… I’ve been itching to make a fruit, cheese (feta or goat) and walnut with some fresh herbs for a bit.